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Assetto Corsa Competizione Early Access Release Date Revealed

Kunos Simulazioni has dropped the Assetto Corsa Competizione Early Access Release date as the new title will be available on Steam starting September 12.

The first build on Early Access will include one car and one track as players will be able to quick-race the Lamborghini Huracan at the Nürburgring Grand Prix Circuit. Five additional builds will follow each following month, each adding new content and features, accumulating in the full version release in Q1 2019.

To celebrate the release date reveal, a spectacular new video trailer has been released, showing some stunning all-weather racing at Spa Francorchamps:

Sim racers who are heading out to the Total Spa 24 Hours this weekend can get their hand on AC Competizione early:

Assetto Corsa Competizione, the new official Blancpain GT Series game developed by Kunos Simulazioni and published by 505 Games, will be playable in the paddock area of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit (Stavelot, Belgium), during the “Total 24 Hours of Spa” endurance race, thanks to a special videogame tournament promoted by Pirelli and AK Informatica. SRO Motorsports Group, the organizer of the Blancpain GT Series, is officially supporting this exclusive event, occurring during the illustrious Total 24 Hours of Spa motor racing competition.

All attendees with authorized access to the Pirelli Activation Area may take part in this exclusive event in to get a hands-on preview of the upcoming Assetto Corsa Competizione.

This is the first e-sports initiative proposed by SRO Motorsports Group for the Blancpain GT Series E-Sport, supported by Pirelli, AK Informatica, RSeat and Fanatec with amazing rewards for the best drivers. Additionally, the top three virtual pilots of Assetto Corsa Competizione will be officially celebrated on the circuit podium. Additional support from partners includes:

  • Pirelli, a worldwide leader in the production of on-road and racing tires, will stage the event in its Activation Area, offering captivating competitions such as the “Pit Stop Challenge”.
  • AK Informatica, official esports partner of Kunos Simulazioni, will deploy a set of top-class gaming PCs to deliver the best racing experience and will oversee the esports services technical management, offering a memorable experience to participants.
  • RSeat Europe, the renowned manufacturer of virtual racing rigs, will present to the Spa Francorchamps audience the brand new RSeat S1 cockpit, which offers a fully immersive driving realism to the most demanding sim racers.
  • Fanatec will allow virtual drivers to challenge the hotlap competition relying on the finest precision offered by the Clubsport Wheelbase V2.5 wheels and the Clubsport V3 racing pedals.

Assetto Corsa Competizione will bring the full Blancpain GT Series grid and tracks to the PC, powered by the Unreal 4 Engine. The title’s multiplayer functionality includes two much-requested features as the final version will include driver changes, a feature that will be very helpful for league usage, as well as an iRacing-style driver rating system.

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